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Aug 22, 2009 7:30pm EDT
ago, candidate obama traveled to europe and said that he was not appearing as a candidate for u.s. president but as a fellow citizen of the world. mr. obama sees the world under his leadership as an active and interactive player as part of the international community. apparently the international community believes that we are and obama sees himself on center stage of that grade world amphitheater. the effect of this transformation is that america's popularity is now soaring. the percent of germans who viewed the u.s. favorably today is 64%, up 31% from 2008 poll. to the pugh, global the u.k., 69%, up from g last year. the french three-quarters, 75% of frenchmen now see america favorably versus 42% in 2008. so what is the big lever that has moved the seesaw of america's popularity so radically upward? acknowledgement of world citizenship? yes. but was it also this public apologetic admission by president obama? >> in america, there's a failure to appreciate europe's leading role in the world. instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common
Aug 29, 2009 7:30pm EDT
is clear. education is vital for america. and it needs reform. so says the u.s. president. the centerpiece of the obama reform is a $5 billion cash surge. it will be used to overhaul america's underperforming schools. the $5 billion will not flow automatically to the u.s.'s 50 states. they must compete head-to-head, and justify whatever money they get. >> this competition will not be based on politics, or ideology, or the preferences of a particular interest group. instead, it will be based a simple principle. whether a state is ready to do what works. >> question: president obama has an education reform package. does it foster competition between the states? or facilitate federal control over education? pat buchanan. >> it will do both. i mean the states will compete for the federal money expect that will give the federal government a whip hand here. but john this is a drop in the ocean. 4 to $5 billion in terms of the enormous education budget, state, local, federal we have got right now. george bush's no child left behind. i'm a bit of a cynic but test scores have been dropping since 19
Aug 9, 2009 11:30am EDT
. the obama stop in washington dismissed the charges, calling them baseless. former u.s. ambassador to the united nations described the imprisonment as an act of state terrorism. when former president clinton arrived in pyongyang, he met with the chief negotiator then kim jong-il himself and later top leadership. within 24 hours, the north koreans announced mr. clinton had apologized for laura and euna's transgressions, and that both women had been pardoned and released. after the return trip, al gore saluted the president. >> we want to thank president bill clinton for undertaking this mission and performing it so skillfully. >> the white house says the trip was a quote unquote solely private mission. so described by white house press secretary robert gibbs. but ex-president clinton says the white house asked him to iothe mission. "i happy that r happafthat aft with their love. es their families, vice pridgoenndt ae rethe itwh house asked that itundertake this humanitarian mission, i agreed." and this makes it more official. national security advisor james jones from his office
Aug 16, 2009 11:30am EDT
% of the u.s. economy. people are really angry, john, and for democrats to show contempt for the american people, when those same american people pay their salaries to represent their interest is not exactly a very good political move. president obama who on the campaign trail was a master of rhetoric, really he mastered the art of the silver tongue. for him to not be able to sell his plan now, this is why you see these numbers falling and also because the substance of the plan is so bad that the american people are recoiling from it. >> mort. >> i think they understand now that this plan involves an expence and a deficit over the first decade of a trillion dollars. what are they getting for it? 90% of americans have healthcare. 77% really like it. this is money that is going to the people of lower income. the whole idea of getting healthcare costs under control seems to have been lost in the process. they don't know what in the world this program is all about. he lost the momentum entirely on this thing and it is getting worse and worse. >> you don't think -- >> he is now resorting t
Aug 2, 2009 11:30am EDT
had not used the word stupidly, i think we would not have seen -- >> would it have gone away? >> i think there are still issues that disturb a lot of people on local levels and been fought out on legal levels. henry louis gates is a prominent professor at harvard and a friend of the president, so i think this would have been an issue anyway. you can't say that he acted smartly. i think they have all now agreed everybody overreacted based on -- >> given the set of circumstances, don't you think that the way the president handled this politically was a stroke of genius? he made himself disappear from the stage. it's like houdini. he created the problem in a real way by reason of his intrution with the word stupid, and then he made it go away. he diffused the problem by making it appear like a crow okay exercise on the lawn. [ all talking at once ] >> this was directed at me. the initial intervention and use of the word stupidly was a mistake. the going into the briefing room and gracefully saying he had called everyone and invited them to the white house that was fine. i'm not sure
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